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Brighton East

Employment status

7,185 people living in Brighton East in 2016 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 40% part-time.

Brighton East's employment statistics are an important indicator of socio-economic status. The levels of full or part-time employment, unemployment and labour force participation indicate the strength of the local economy and social characteristics of the population. Employment status is linked to a number of factors including Age Structure, which influences the number of people in the workforce; the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area and; the education and skill base of the population (Occupations, Industries, Qualifications).

Derived from the Census question:

'Last week did the person have a full time or part time job of any kind?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Employment status
Brighton East - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Employed
7,18594.595.47,31596.596.2-130
Employed full-time
4,23055.657.24,27356.457.7-43
Employed part-time
2,85337.536.92,83137.436.9+22
Hours worked not stated
1011.31.42102.81.6-109
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)4185.54.62613.53.8+157
Looking for full-time work
1832.42.11341.81.9+49
Looking for part-time work
2353.12.51271.71.9+108

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
Brighton East - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)7,60461.661.37,57762.961.6+26
Not in the labour force
4,07933.133.33,93732.733.7+143
Labour force status not stated
6465.25.45244.44.7+122

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2016
Employment status, 2016 Employed, City of Bayside: 95.4% Employed full-time, City of Bayside: 57.2% Employed part-time, City of Bayside: 36.9% Hours worked not stated, City of Bayside: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Bayside: 4.6% Looking for full-time work, City of Bayside: 2.1% Looking for part-time work, City of Bayside: 2.5% Employed, Brighton East: 94.5% Employed full-time, Brighton East: 55.6% Employed part-time, Brighton East: 37.5% Hours worked not stated, Brighton East: 1.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Brighton East: 5.5% Looking for full-time work, Brighton East: 2.4% Looking for part-time work, Brighton East: 3.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016 Employed, Brighton East: -130 Employed full-time, Brighton East: -43 Employed part-time, Brighton East: +22 Hours worked not stated, Brighton East: -109 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Brighton East: +157 Looking for full-time work, Brighton East: +49 Looking for part-time work, Brighton East: +108
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of Brighton East's labour force in 2016 was 7,604, of which 2,853 were employed part-time and 4,230 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Brighton East in 2016 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.5% of the labour force was employed (58.2% of the population aged 15+), and 5.5% unemployed (3.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.4% and 4.6% respectively for City of Bayside.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population aged 15 years and over that was employed or actively looking for work. "The labour force is a fundamental input to domestic production. Its size and composition are therefore crucial factors in economic growth. From the viewpoint of social development, earnings from paid work are a major influence on levels of economic well-being." (Australian Social Trends 1995).

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Brighton East in 2016 shows that there was a similar proportion in the labour force (61.6%) compared with City of Bayside (61.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Brighton East showed a decrease of 130, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 157. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 27 or 0.4%.

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